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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-13-05 03:43 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. Didn't know that about the word "church"
They pretty freely called it a church this morning, so I guess it's ok here.

But true, it is more of a congregation than anything else.

That's a good joke I would NOT have gotten before this morning! LOL!
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  -I finally attended a UU church today....does anyone else? Bouncy Ball  Feb-13-05 03:22 PM   #0 
  - Yes, I've been before  CindyDale   Feb-13-05 03:25 PM   #1 
  - Hey, good deal!  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:28 PM   #6 
  - I was married at a UU church  proud patriot   Feb-13-05 03:26 PM   #2 
  - I think if I go to this one for a while, I might  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:27 PM   #4 
  - My wife started going to UU a few months ago.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-13-05 03:26 PM   #3 
  - That's exactly how I feel.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:27 PM   #5 
  - What IS a fundie church,anyway?  candy   Feb-13-05 03:31 PM   #7 
  - Well I'm talking about Christian fundamentalists.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:33 PM   #9 
  - Thanks---I was confused (as usual). n/t  candy   Feb-13-05 04:00 PM   #30 
  - "UU members burn question marks in peoples lawns"  98geoduck   Feb-13-05 09:36 PM   #95 
     - I heard that joke today.  Virginian   Feb-14-05 02:53 AM   #112 
  - Most of us mean those who insist on absolute, literal interpation of the  havocmom   Feb-13-05 03:37 PM   #13 
     - Yes, that too, thanks!  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:40 PM   #15 
     - Thanks,your explanation helps clarify things for me. n/t  candy   Feb-13-05 04:01 PM   #31 
  - As a long-time UU...  displacedtexan   Feb-13-05 03:32 PM   #8 
  - Heh, none. This was my first time  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:35 PM   #11 
  - Another longtime UU here with another joke  Athame   Feb-13-05 03:41 PM   #16 
  - Didn't know that about the word "church"  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:43 PM   #17 
  - UUs have congregational polity  Athame   Feb-13-05 03:58 PM   #27 
     - MY KINDA PEOPLE!  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 04:01 PM   #32 
  - My favorite UU joke  Eloriel   Feb-13-05 05:55 PM   #64 
     - Me in a nutshell!  blondeatlast   Feb-13-05 07:17 PM   #78 
     - The community in Massachusetts was referred to as...  Radio_Lady   Feb-13-05 09:24 PM   #91 
     - Heh, heh...when someone tells my kids to wear their "church clothes"...  rainbow4321   Feb-13-05 10:31 PM   #103 
  - I don't get the joke  gorbal   Feb-13-05 09:27 PM   #92 
  - Years ago, I took my daughter to hear Gloria Steinem when she spoke in  havocmom   Feb-13-05 03:33 PM   #10 
  - Wow that middle paragraph said it all.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:36 PM   #12 
  - It sounds like a neat church  dsc   Feb-13-05 03:37 PM   #14 
  - I used to work in a UU church  Sparkly   Feb-13-05 03:45 PM   #18 
  - Heh I would about fall over if I heard that!  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:50 PM   #23 
  - Wow, I've never been to a UU service with liturgical dance.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:53 PM   #137 
  - Yes, I'm a UU  deutsey   Feb-13-05 03:45 PM   #19 
  - Good luck on the ministerial studies  GoneOffShore   Feb-13-05 08:25 PM   #86 
  - Thank you!  deutsey   Feb-14-05 08:31 AM   #118 
     - Yep, that's the tough part but there are "back door" methods.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 05:32 PM   #151 
  - LOL! Yes, I have to admit to some bias as well.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:32 PM   #133 
  - They have atheists there? Wow  Stop_the_War   Feb-13-05 03:46 PM   #20 
  - Well, to be fair, they don't really call it a "church"  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:56 PM   #25 
  - Another bit of UU humor--Why is UU music so bad?  Crowdance   Feb-13-05 04:37 PM   #44 
  - I actually laughed out loud when I read that.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 04:40 PM   #46 
  - I attend UU, where are you all getting these?  blondeatlast   Feb-13-05 07:18 PM   #79 
  - My local UU  Tux   Feb-14-05 09:03 PM   #162 
  - My friend also wrote another book called The Church Where People Laugh  Az   Feb-14-05 09:07 PM   #163 
  - LOL! I cannot believe I have never heard that before.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:26 PM   #129 
  - Sounds real familiar.  Kazak   Feb-13-05 04:38 PM   #45 
  - Regarding having no creed:  CaliforniaPeggy   Feb-14-05 12:35 AM   #108 
     - I've also heard...  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 05:39 PM   #154 
  - Oh, yes. Humanism is a big part of modern Unitarianism  deutsey   Feb-13-05 04:09 PM   #35 
  - Oh, yeah, atheists are welcomed. My hubby and I were co-presidents  Nay   Feb-13-05 04:09 PM   #37 
  - atheists can want all the "fringe" benefits of a church  orangepeel68   Feb-13-05 05:30 PM   #58 
  - The minister of the first UU church I went to also Pres of the Humanist  Az   Feb-13-05 07:26 PM   #83 
  - Athiests, Jews, Christians, Wiccan...  rainbow4321   Feb-13-05 10:39 PM   #105 
  - My congregation has an atheist society!  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:18 PM   #127 
  - I've been meaning to try a UU church too  cags   Feb-13-05 03:47 PM   #21 
  - There are a few in Dallas  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 04:00 PM   #29 
  - The Denton Fellowship is beautiful!  Kazak   Feb-13-05 04:42 PM   #48 
  - Really???  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 04:43 PM   #50 
     - Yep,...  Kazak   Feb-13-05 05:05 PM   #51 
  - I was thinking of the huge one in Dallas, A place to get lost in.LOL  cags   Feb-13-05 05:06 PM   #53 
  - There is one in...  rainbow4321   Feb-13-05 10:27 PM   #102 
  - I've been to the one in Oak Cliff  Anarcho-Socialist   Feb-14-05 03:48 AM   #114 
  - Something else I forgot to mention:  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:49 PM   #22 
  - My teenage daughter turned me on to UU years ago - I couldn't believe it!  earthboundmisfit   Feb-13-05 03:51 PM   #24 
  - "Happy discovery" is a great way to put it!  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 03:57 PM   #26 
  - The "Guru" within  bostonbabs   Feb-13-05 03:58 PM   #28 
  - I attended an UU church before.. LOVED it. Not one near me now. nt  progressivebydesign   Feb-13-05 04:02 PM   #33 
  - Here's a list  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 04:06 PM   #34 
  - Have you looked into the Church of the Larger Fellowship?  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:28 PM   #130 
  - I've thought about it  cynatnite   Feb-13-05 04:09 PM   #36 
  - Presbyterian USA has some good intellectual churches as well.  dmordue   Feb-13-05 04:09 PM   #38 
  - What is the Presbyterian USA's position on gay issues?  GeorgeBushytail   Feb-13-05 04:28 PM   #41 
  - Welcome!  LeftHander   Feb-13-05 04:20 PM   #39 
  - Born, raised, and remain UU.  Kazak   Feb-13-05 04:28 PM   #40 
  - I'm working on it.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:31 PM   #132 
  - I'm really happy for you. I want to start going to one at some point,  GOPBasher   Feb-13-05 04:33 PM   #42 
  - I know how you feel, though.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 04:41 PM   #47 
  - I've been  bloom   Feb-13-05 04:33 PM   #43 
  - I never realized how much reason and intellect were MISSING  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 04:42 PM   #49 
  - Incredible, isn't it?  MountainLaurel   Feb-13-05 05:05 PM   #52 
  - That sounds VERY much like the congregation I went to today.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 05:16 PM   #55 
  - That appeals to me so much  cynatnite   Feb-13-05 05:23 PM   #57 
  - Thanks for this thread. I've always been interested, but assumed  higher class   Feb-13-05 05:14 PM   #54 
  - Wow, really? I didn't know that.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 05:18 PM   #56 
  - I think it's because you're in the south...  DARE to HOPE   Feb-13-05 06:05 PM   #66 
  - So buy some CDs  Eloriel   Feb-13-05 06:16 PM   #69 
  - Even if you WERE Catholic, you wouldn't get Latin anymore  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-13-05 08:35 PM   #88 
  - From what I know of UU..is  zidzi   Feb-13-05 05:33 PM   #59 
  - There are so many out there that are UU and don't know it  Az   Feb-13-05 05:37 PM   #60 
  - I had to chuckle at the words "amazing nest:"  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 05:44 PM   #61 
  - I have a good friend whose  Piperay   Feb-13-05 05:47 PM   #62 
  - For those who might be unsure if any religion works for them ...  FreedomFry   Feb-13-05 05:52 PM   #63 
  - Good link!  cynatnite   Feb-13-05 06:06 PM   #67 
  - It's Wonderful. Check out UU website if you haven't already.  alphafemale   Feb-13-05 05:59 PM   #65 
  - Robert Fulghum (Sr) is a UU preacher  mandyky   Feb-13-05 06:07 PM   #68 
  - WHAT?  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 06:18 PM   #71 
  - When I was in college, I had a UU member tell me that he could  hedgehog   Feb-13-05 06:16 PM   #70 
  - It's not automatic, but many UU churches will help members get CO status  alphafemale   Feb-13-05 08:20 PM   #85 
  - In the 60s and early 70s, UU ministers were often used as CO  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 05:31 PM   #150 
  - Call me ignorant  Tux   Feb-14-05 09:39 PM   #164 
     - Conscientious Objector  Az   Feb-14-05 09:49 PM   #165 
  - As someone who has become very  TheCentepedeShoes   Feb-13-05 06:23 PM   #72 
  - I've studied Buddhism for about seven years (informally)  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 06:33 PM   #74 
     - UU Buddhists  jgardner   Feb-14-05 03:57 PM   #149 
  - UU Churches are inclusive in they value all faiths and beliefs  shance   Feb-13-05 06:30 PM   #73 
  - I used to attend a UU church...  Digit   Feb-13-05 06:42 PM   #75 
  - I keep waiting for someone to say something bad about UU  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 07:20 PM   #80 
     - The one problem I have with UU churches  TheDonkey   Feb-13-05 09:37 PM   #96 
        - I'd like to see more diversity too.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 02:03 PM   #145 
  - Lots of seniors  Comadreja   Feb-13-05 06:52 PM   #76 
  - At this one I was struck by how many young families there were.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-13-05 07:21 PM   #81 
  - new here at DU-also to UUs  neverenoughtinfoil   Feb-13-05 10:44 PM   #106 
  - I went to a different, smaller New Age type church  amazona   Feb-13-05 06:56 PM   #77 
  - My daughter attends preschool at the local UU church.  wildeyed   Feb-13-05 07:24 PM   #82 
  - Everyone - we formed the DU Group for ....  Maat   Feb-13-05 07:49 PM   #84 
     - A good friend of mine wrote a book called Who's Who of UU  Az   Feb-13-05 10:02 PM   #98 
        - Wow!  Maat   Feb-13-05 10:08 PM   #99 
        - I think these claims for famous UUs are somewhat dubious  kwassa   Feb-14-05 01:25 PM   #142 
  - Yes I've been there  bonito   Feb-13-05 08:25 PM   #87 
  - bonito, what a beautiful way to express it!  Radio_Lady   Feb-13-05 09:17 PM   #90 
  - I've attended two congregations... both are very accepting of differences.  Radio_Lady   Feb-13-05 09:16 PM   #89 
  - I liked my grandmothers UU church  gorbal   Feb-13-05 09:32 PM   #93 
  - I love my UU church, encouraged to think  TheDonkey   Feb-13-05 09:34 PM   #94 
  - UU was everybody's "Second Choice" and "Common Ground"  Coastie for Truth   Feb-13-05 09:47 PM   #97 
  - I'm glad there are people here that get out and see other churches  superconnected   Feb-13-05 10:17 PM   #100 
  - UUism is about living, whereas many other religions are about dying.  Kimber Scott   Feb-13-05 10:25 PM   #101 
  - how nice...I hear the Bahai is like this too. Problem is not many of  barb162   Feb-13-05 10:35 PM   #104 
  - TX State Treasure tried to revoke UU church's tax exempt status  rainbow4321   Feb-13-05 10:58 PM   #107 
  - another UU, here, welcome  seventythree   Feb-14-05 12:49 AM   #109 
  - You mentioned that everyone was saying good things about UU, so  DemBones DemBones   Feb-14-05 02:01 AM   #110 
  - Hopefully I won't ever run into that here.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-14-05 12:51 PM   #134 
  - My spouse and I went today also.  Virginian   Feb-14-05 02:50 AM   #111 
  - Questions about UU, would appreciate answers.  Dem2theMax   Feb-14-05 03:13 AM   #113 
  - I'm 100% convinced that exploring UU will work for you  Anarcho-Socialist   Feb-14-05 03:58 AM   #115 
  - Try the UU Christian Fellowship  deutsey   Feb-14-05 08:39 AM   #119 
  - Hey deutsey -- thanks for the link!  IrateCitizen   Feb-14-05 10:50 AM   #122 
     - That's one of my big gripes about UUism in general  deutsey   Feb-14-05 11:11 AM   #123 
  - The worst thing attending a UU church will do  Az   Feb-14-05 11:50 AM   #124 
  - Based on what you said (all of which I can totally relate to)  Bouncy Ball   Feb-14-05 12:53 PM   #136 
  - There are several UU congregations in your area.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 05:38 PM   #153 
  - I enjoyed reading your account very much, I'm glad it's working for you  Anarcho-Socialist   Feb-14-05 04:02 AM   #116 
  - Another perspective from a disenchanted UU...  IrateCitizen   Feb-14-05 07:45 AM   #117 
  - Yes, each congregation has its own unique strengths and weaknesses  deutsey   Feb-14-05 08:50 AM   #121 
  - I agree. Expectations of a spiritual utopia are unrealistic.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:52 PM   #135 
  - Where do you get the idea I'm looking for spiritual utopia???  IrateCitizen   Feb-15-05 09:03 AM   #169 
     - I was speaking in general and also had the original post in mind  deutsey   Feb-15-05 09:46 AM   #170 
  - That is definitely an important tension in the UU community.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:29 PM   #131 
  - MInisterial crises happen in many denominations and  kwassa   Feb-14-05 01:28 PM   #143 
     - I'd say they probably happen in all denominations.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 05:33 PM   #152 
  - There are so many UU congregations near me  Bouncy Ball   Feb-14-05 12:55 PM   #138 
  - For those of you who can't or don't want to attend a UU congregation  deutsey   Feb-14-05 08:42 AM   #120 
  - My critique of the UU church, which I grew up in  kwassa   Feb-14-05 12:07 PM   #125 
  - It depends on the congregation and many times on the  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:25 PM   #128 
  - The congregation I attended was the most diverse I had ever seen  Bouncy Ball   Feb-14-05 12:58 PM   #140 
     - Unity is a separate denomination unrelated to UU  kwassa   Feb-14-05 01:07 PM   #141 
     - I'm hoping having an African American UUA President  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 02:01 PM   #144 
        - That is an interesting aspect of UUism  Az   Feb-14-05 02:22 PM   #146 
           - LOL! We have a 90 year old African American member who  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 03:09 PM   #148 
           - I think your thesis is incorrect  kwassa   Feb-14-05 07:02 PM   #156 
              - The reasons are a bit more complicated than that  Az   Feb-14-05 07:52 PM   #158 
                 - Many denominations don't evangelize  kwassa   Feb-14-05 08:20 PM   #160 
                    - That is not my intent  Az   Feb-14-05 08:38 PM   #161 
                    - Unitarians also think of themselves as more liberal than anyone else too.  IrateCitizen   Feb-15-05 09:00 AM   #168 
                       - Unitarians range from liberal to radical, usually.  kwassa   Feb-15-05 12:08 PM   #172 
     - Unity is not Unitarian-Universalist.  Maat   Feb-14-05 02:48 PM   #147 
        - Actually, Maat, I see little similarity between the two ...  kwassa   Feb-14-05 06:48 PM   #155 
           - Agreed! They are very similar! They are very similar!  Maat   Feb-14-05 07:10 PM   #157 
              - Many denominations are conservative and liberal within themselves  kwassa   Feb-14-05 08:02 PM   #159 
                 - I love discussing the different religions, denominations, etc.  Maat   Feb-14-05 10:33 PM   #167 
                    - one saving grace  kwassa   Feb-15-05 12:03 PM   #171 
                       - That is good news!  Maat   Feb-15-05 06:58 PM   #173 
  - Ha! You know how I feel about it.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-14-05 12:17 PM   #126 
  - ...  Bouncy Ball   Feb-14-05 12:56 PM   #139 
  - I, too, went to a UU church for the first time yesterday  Tux   Feb-14-05 10:22 PM   #166 
 

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